15 November 2012

Top 10 Global CDs, November 2012

Fangnawa Experience CD - front

SoundRoots / Spin The Globe
Top 10 World Music Albums – November  2012

  1. Fanga & Maalem Abdallah Guinea: Fangnawa Experience
  2. Lokkhi Terra: Che Guava’s Rickshaw Diaries
  3. World Kora Trio: Korazon
  4. Samuel Yirga: Guzo
  5. Ballake Sissoko: At Peace
  6. DJ Farrapo & Yanez: Alien Na Favela
  7. Yannick Noah: Hommage
  8. Monoswezi: The Village
  9. Geomungo Factory: Metamorphosis
  10. De Rompe y Raja with Lalo Izquierdo: Afro-Peruvian Rhythms
Yes, Gnawa-Afrobeat tops the very diverse Top 10 this month... If you're interested in how that combination came together, have a look at this mini-documentary.

Also on the chart this month is Lokkhi Terra's Indipop meets Safrojazz album, two albums of kora music, the fabulous Ethio-jazz piano of Samuel Yirga, energetic Brazilian music from DJ Farrapo & Yanez, clarinet-filled Zimbabwean tunes from Monoswezi, along with Korean strings and Afro-Peruvian rhythms. Told you it was diverse. Enjoy exploring these releases; next month we'll have our roundup of the best "world music" albums of 2012.

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